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BScMathematics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Our BSc Mathematics (including foundation year) is open to Home, EU and international students. It will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your English language and academic skills.

This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory English language and academic skills module.

You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.

After successful completion of Year Zero in our International Academy, you progress to complete your course with the Department of Mathematical Sciences. At Essex, Mathematics has truly broad reach; we are working on projects ranging from the economic impact of the behaviour of dairy cows, to understanding crowd behaviour through modelling a zombie apocalypse, to circular Sudoku and other puzzles. Our Department of Mathematical Sciences is genuinely innovative and student-focused.

On our BSc Mathematics you study a wide range of topics including:

- Finance and Big Data
- Discrete mathematics, languages and semigroup theory
- Optimisation
- Probability and applied statistics
- Bioinformatics and mathematical ecology

Our interdisciplinary research recognises that mathematics, including what can be very abstract mathematics, is an essential part of research in many other disciplines.

You therefore can gain an exceptional range of knowledge and skills that are currently in demand in mathematically oriented employment; in business, commerce, industry, government service, education and in the wider economy.

Programme structure

Year 0

Introduction to Business Management
Introduction to Economics
Pure Mathematics
Academic Skills

Year 1

Applied Mathematics
Statistics I
Linear Mathematics
Mathematical Skills
Discrete Mathematics
Numerical Methods and Computation
Mathematics Careers and Employability

Year 2

Mathematics Careers and Employability
Linear Algebra
Real Analysis
Linear Programming (Half Course)
Mathematical Methods
Statistics II
Survival Analysis (optional)
The Laws of Physics (optional)
Quantum Mechanics (optional)

Final year

Mathematics Careers and Employability
Complex Variables and Applications
Ordinary Differential Equations
Nonlinear Programming (optional)
Combinatorial Optimisation (optional)
Mathematics of Portfolios (optional)
Graph Theory (optional)
Modelling Experimental Data (optional)

Career opportunities

Mathematics students are in demand from a wide range of employers in a host of occupations, including financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy. The Council for Mathematical Sciences offers further information on careers in mathematics.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

British Arab Commercial Bank
Johal and Company

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States